Welcome to the 9th annual Jeezy's Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue , Chicago's all-Black burlesque festival and traveling show! So much has happened in this past year. We have traveled more, grown as performers, producers, and people. We have created more events than ever before including at the newly opened The Newport Theater and our most recent event, What's the 411? A Dope 90's Function.
This year we expanded to Minneapolis and will be traveling to Syracuse, NY for our first east coast production spanning two days!
Our upcoming season is jam packed with incredible productions across the country. Here's the line-up so far:
November 16-17th, 2019 - SYRACUSE
November 30th, 2019 - INDIANAPOLIS
January 11th, 2020 - MINNEAPOLIS
February 28-29th, 2020 - SAN FRANCISCO
March 26-29th, 2020 - CHICAGO
- 2015 saw the creation of The Hot Box- Entertainment & Dancery, sexy sinful party and queer DIY strip club experience
- 2017 we were featured on the Netflix Original series "Easy" (Season 2, Episode 7)
-2018 we were voted "Best Adult Entertainment" by Chicago Mag, and we also raised over $1500 for living burlesque legend Miss Toni Elling who also gave a talk about her life
-2019 we debuted in Minneapolis and Syracuse
-2020 we will debut in San Francisco!
As you can see the Juke Joint has been busy and we are only going harder! It's been a dream of mine for this show to grow and expand and tour. Each year we continue taking it to the next level and want to focus on spreading the good word of Black burlesque around the country. We want to continue working with impressive newcomers and iconic legends in the making. We want to raise the bar each year offering higher production value, and more VIP and cast incentives. Each production of Jeezy’s Juke Joint is finely curated into a diverse and rich line-up full of glamour, storytelling, and thought-provoking pieces. Affectionately called the "family reunion of burlesque", the Juke Joint strives to not only showcase the power and diversity of Black entertainers, but to also bring the powerful and subversive art of burlesque to audiences of color.
Funds raised will be used for:
-Travel funds for shows in Indianapolis, Syracuse, Minneapolis, and San Francisco
-Travel and housing funds for our 9th annual festival in Chicago
-Marketing and advertisement (poster printing, online ads)
-Photography and Videographer costs
-Studio rental deposits for workshops and classes taught by our cast
-Upgrading our merch options
-Swag bags for cast and VIP ticket holders
Thank you so much for being a patron and supporter of Jeezy's Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue. We're looking forward to another great year of showcasing talent, diversity, and culture and we hope to come to your city soon!